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Foxit Adobe Acrobat Alternative Free

Foxit Adobe Acrobat Alternative Free PDF is one of the most trusted and advanced way documentation. In PF, you get lot many options which are not there in Word. The most important thing is compatibility. You can open any PDF document on any computer using a reader. Since PDF reader “Adobe Acrobat” is bit bulky in size and takes much space, here is another reader for PDFs which is light in weight i.e. less bulky and really open faster than Acrobat. Yes, It is free. Foxit Reader is a free PDF reader for windows, Linux. Here is the Download Link for Windows and Linux. Download Foxit Reader for Windows Download Foxit Reader for Linux Advantag

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How to Set Up In-house Helpdesk for Free

How to Set Up In-house Helpdesk for Free If you support multiple users, computers, networks, printers, or servers then you know that keeping track of current problems or keeping inventory on all of your devices can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be even tougher if you have multiple engineer and are trying to keep track of what has and hasn’t been done. The good thing is that there is a free solution that will greatly help you with all of this. In the following tutorial, I would like to show you how to set up and use this tool. Spiceworks IT Desktop is a free Network Inventory, Help Desk, Reporting, Monitoring and Troubleshooting applica

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Java Troubleshooting guide

Java Troubleshooting guide Verify that the browser you are using has Java enabled. Internet Explorer Click Tools and then Internet Options Select the Security tab, and select the Custom Level button Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets Make sure the Enable radio button is checked Click OK to save your preference Chrome users Enter about:plugins in the search field. In the Plug-ins list, look for Java and check whether Java is enabled (if the Disable link appears, Java is already enabled) Click on the Enable link (if available) Check the Always allowed box to stop additional Chrome warnings   Check that Java is

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How to remove Auto Complete cache entries

How to remove or reset the auto complete caches in Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 Outlook 2010 Open a new email. Type the first few characters of the cache entry that you want to remove. When the name appears in the “suggested names” list, move your mouse pointer over the name until it becomes highlighted. (But do not click the name). When the “X” icon appears next to the highlighted name, click X to remove the name from the list. Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003 Open a new email. Type the first few characters of the cache entry that you want to remove. When the entry appears in the “suggested names” list, use the UP a

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Restore deleted files from recycle bin

restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin One of my favorite tech tools is called Restoration. It’s a stand-alone Windows based file recovery program. It allows you to restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin. Restoration requires no install and because of this, you can put it on your flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. I would like to show you how to use it. Step 1: Download Restoration. Step 2: Open up Restoration and choose the drive you want to scan. If you know the file name or at least part of it, type it into the “All or part of the file” box. If

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Top 4 Microsoft Windows Media Player Plugins.

It’s hard to find good WMP plugins. If you can’t find good plugins, despair not! Now that you’ve made your way to this article, you should have no trouble picking out some of the best WMP plugins available.   1. Now Playing Plugin The Now Playing plugin is one of the best Windows Media Player plugins. It is easy to use and the best for basic and advanced WMP enhances. It has many features, but the one I like the most is the ability to automatically update Facebook and Twitter statuses with the song that you’re listening to. The plugin lets you choose what information you want to pull from WMP, from the filename to the bi

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ControlGuard Agent Removal Using the MSI

ControlGuard Agent (CGAgent.exe) Removal Using the MSI Step 1 – On your ControlGuard server Generate a universal machine password (valid for 7 days) using the RemoveAgentPasswordGen.exe. (See Zip File below) open a Command Prompt Run “C:Program FilesControlGuardEAMRemoveAgentPasswordGen.exe” ComputerName Copy and Paste the Uninstall Password into a text file in a temporary location. You should then copy this into the clipboard before running the MSI package uninstall. Step 2 – Log into the computer that you want to uninstall ControlGuard from. Ensure that all applications are closed then run. Setup.exe (See Zip File

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Enable Send As in Active Directory

How to Grant Send As access to a user This is a quick guide to grant Send As permission to a user on a distribution list, this is so that receiver would see that the reply address is that of the ”distribution list” and not the user who sent the mail. If the recipient would then reply, the distribution list would recieve the reply. Start ”Active directory users and computers, and search for the Group that you want to grant ”send as” rights for a user. Right Click on the Selected group and click Properties Click on the security tab. Click ‘Add’ then type the User’s name you want to grant se

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Outlook Instant Search catalog rebuild

 If you search for items in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and do not receive the results that you expect, the indexing of your Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office system data files (the search catalog) may not be complete. You can rebuild the search catalog, which restarts the indexing of your data files. To rebuild your search catalog, do the following: Exit Outlook. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel. Do one of the following: Windows Vista     Click System Maintenance, and then click Indexing Options. if you are in Classic view, double-click Indexing Options. Microsoft Windows XP     Under See Also, c

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Connect Remotely to Any Computer (Windows, Mac OSX)

Connect Remotely to Any Computer (Windows, Mac OSX) Over Internet Whether you are trying to access your home PC from your office, or your office workstation from home, you need to establish a remote desktop connection over Internet. Many times accessing a remote computer is not so easy. For instance there could be firewalls blocking access, or the two PCs could be on different OS not compatible with each other, and so on. In these kind of scenarios, TeamViewer comes to rescue. This free for non-commercial usage tool lets you quickly connect to a remote machine, control it completely including reboot/logoff, do audio and video chat, transfer f

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Close All Running Applications Single Click

ever wanted to close All Running Applications Single Click If you are a pro computer user and lot many times you feel that so many applications are running on your computer. Lot many windows opened and these running applications and slowing down your PC. If you go ahead and close each of them one by one, it will involve around 15 – 20 clicks or more. Windows users can close all running applications on single click by using a very tiny application. Close All is a small utility developed by Ntwind Software which can close al running applications at one click. Close All doesn’t need any kind of installation on your computer. You just need

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Enable out of office in Outlook 2007 & 2010

Microsoft Outlook 2007 When you go on leave, you might want to let people in your office know that you are away when they send an email to you. This can be accomplished in Microsoft Outlook 2007 using the Out of Office Assistant. In Outlook, click Tools… Select Out of Office Assistant… Select Send Out of Office auto-replies. You can also set a date and time range. Otherwise you can go back to this screen when you return and select Do not send Out of Office auto-replies. Microsoft Outlook 2010 Of you are an  user in an Exchange environment, you can easily set an Out of Office message if you’re going to be away for a few

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How to setup XAMPP on windows

How to setup/install apache (XAMPP) on windows XAMPP is probably the simplest and Fastest way to get Apache installed on your Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, and 7 system. XAMPP contains: Apache, MySQL, PHP + PEAR, Perl, mod_php, mod_perl, mod_ssl, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, Webalizer, Mercury Mail Transport System It will run on any Win32 Systems, Step 1: Download XAMPP Here: http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-win32-1.7.4-VC6-installer.exe Step 2: Run the Installer, it is an extremely simple insall process, Default setup will be perfect 99% of the time   Step 3: After the installation, you can find the XAMPP control Utility

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MTN USSD Codes using MDMA

MTN USSD codes These are the MTN USSD codes to load and query data bundles and other options. This should alleviate the necessity to put the SIM in a regular phone for these actions. *141# – Balance Enquiry response format: “Y’ello. You have Rxx.xx airtime, xx.xxMB Data, xx MMS and xxx SMS (xx exp dd/mm) remaining.” *141*<PIN># – Recharge Request *141*4# – Tariff Analyser and Priceplan Migrations menu *141*4*0# – Tariff Analyser *141*4*<Price Plan Option># – Priceplan migration *141*6*<BundleSize># – Data bundle purchase *141*6*0# – Data bundle cancellation *141*63

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Enable Facebook connector within Outlook

The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector for Facebook allows you to connect your Facebook account to the Outlook Social Connector and obtain information about your friends and colleagues. You can see status updates and recently posted items from your Facebook contacts. You can also use Outlook Social Connector to display a quick view of related Outlook content when you click on an email from a contact, such as recent e-mail conversations, meetings, and shared attachments to help you easily track your communications NOTE: The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector requires Microsoft Outlook Social Connector and the related update (KB983403) to be in

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